Editor-in-Chief of the IJT Journal
  • Seungjae Lee, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Byungjyu Brian Park, University of Virginia, USA
  • Richard Tay, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Bart van Arem, TU Delft, Netherlands
Bibliographic Information
  • ISSN: 2383-7276 (Online)
  • Publisher: NADIA
  • Management Office: PO Box 5075, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 Australia

Publication and Updates
  • Last day of April, August, December
Submission Guidelines
  • Paper Format (Doc)
  • Copyright (PDF)
Journal Aims
  • IJT aims to facilitate and support research related to transportation and its applications.
  • Our Journal provides a chance for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the area of transportation. The merit of this journal is to expedite the review process in order to deliver emerging issues timely.
Journals Topics
Transportation Engineering
  • Vehicle Operations and Maintenance
Highway Engineering
  • Highway Maintenance and Management
  • Highway Geometric Design
Transportation Planning
  • Land use and transport integration
  • Transportation and socioeconomic development
  • Transportation planning and system optimization
  • Transportation Survey
  • Travel Behaviors
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Transportation Information
    • Traveler Information, In-Vehicle Information Systems
    • Transportation Information Processing Theories and Methods
    • Transportation Information Acquisition Methods
  • ITS theory and applications
Transport Modeling and Simulation
  • Transportation Network
    • Network Optimization
    • Modeling and simulation of transportation networks
  • Pedestrian Modeling and Simulation
    • Cellular Automata
    • Forced Based
    • Hybrid Model
Transportation Management, Economics and Policy
  • Management Leadership
  • Research and Education
Sustainable Transportation
  • Environmental impact
Transport & Energy
  • Energy Saving and Alternative Energy
Transport Safety and Security
  • Security and Monitoring Systems
  • Transportation Safety Data Analysis Methods
  • Transportation Safety Models and Evaluation Methods
  • Transportation security, environmental protection, and sustainable development
Transportation System
  • Transportation System Optimization Models
  • Transportation Systems Detection Technology
Transportation Infrastructure
  • Transportation Infrastructure (Pavement, Bridge)
Metropolitan Transportation
  • Urban transport management
  • Urban Traffic Safety and Slow Traffic
  • Public transport systems
    • Urban public transportation planning and management
  • Parking
Disaster Management
  • Emergency Response Systems and Technologies
Information Science
  • Remote Sensing
    • Remote Sensor and Sensor Systems
  • Data Mining Theories and Methods
  • Multi Object Tracking
  • Data Fusion Technology
  • Multi-agent system
    • Agent-based simulation/other simulation approaches
  • Geographic Information Systems for Transportation
Environmentally Friendly Transport Modes
  • Non Motorized Vehicle
  • Pedestrian
Rail and Transit Systems
  • High-speed railway planning, construction, and operation organization
  • Railway Safety Theory and Technology
  • Safety Considerations in Railway Operation Management
Air Transportation
  • Aviation Safety Theory and Technology
  • Safety Considerations in Aviation Operation Management
Marine and Water Transportation
  • Inland waterway transport
  • Logistic Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Freight Transportation
  • Inter-modal transport systems
Advisory Editors
  • David Boyce, Northwestern University, USA
  • Avi Ceder, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Managing Editor
  • Daehyon Kim, Cheonnam National University, Korea
Editorial Assistant
  • Seung Hyun Kim, University of Seoul, Korea
Editor in North America Region
  • Adel Sadek, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
  • Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Editor in European Region
  • Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Editor in Asian Region
  • Wy Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Editorial Board Members
  • Andy H.F. Chow, University College London, UK
  • Brian Lee, Dept of Civil Eng, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Chong Wei, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Chulmin Jun, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Daniel(Jian) Sun, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • David Jung-Hwi LEE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Der-Horng Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dihua Sun, College of Automation, Chongqing University, China
  • Ernesto Cipriani,University “Roma Tre”, Italy
  • Espié Stéphane, IFSTTAR (INRETS/LCPC), France
  • Francisco Camara Pereira, Singapore-MIT Alliance, USA
  • Fumitaka Kurauchi, Gifu University, Japan
  • George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Harry Timmermans, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Hoe Kyoung Kim, Dong-A University, Korea
  • Hwasoo Yeo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Incheol Yang, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Korea
  • Jacek Zak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Jaume Barceló, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Jia Hu, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (FHWA), USA
  • Jian Lu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, USA
  • Jiancheng Long, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Jianhua Guo, Southeast University, China
  • Jin Wang, Liverpool LOOM Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Jing Bie, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Jing Dong, Iowa State University, USA
  • Jing Zhou, Nanjing University, China
  • Jinxian Weng, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Jooyoung Kim, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Joyoung Lee, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jun-Seok Oh, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Ka-Io Wong, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Kardi Teknomo, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Ke Han, Imperial College London, UK
  • Kenetsu Uchida, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Kuilin Zhang, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Lei Nie, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Loannis Kaparias, City University London, UK
  • ManWo Ng Old Dominion University, USA
  • Marco Guerrieri, University of Enna “Kore”, Italy
  • Meng Xu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Myungsik Do, Hanbat National University, Korea
  • Nang-Ngai Sze, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Nate Chanchareon, Citilabs, USA
  • Nikolas Geroliminis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Nobuhiro Uno, Kyoto University, Japan
  • O. A. Elrahman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. USA
  • Oliver Gao, Cornell University, USA
  • Pam Murray-Tuite, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Peter Y. Park, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Raffaele Mauro, University of Trento, Italy
  • Ruishan Sun, Research Institute of Civil Aviation Safety, Civil Aviation University of China, China
  • SC Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sean Qian, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Seock-Jin Hong, Bordeaux Management School, France
  • Seungil Lee, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Seungmo Kang, Korea University, Korea
  • Shinhae Lee, Seoul Institute, Korea
  • Shuaian Wang, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Sin C Ho, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Soora Rasouli, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sorawit Narupiti, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Suh-Wen Chiou, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Takayoshi Yokota, Tottori University, Japan
  • Takuya Maruyama, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Tomer Toledo, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Vincenzo Punzo, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Wafaa Saleh, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Wei (David) Fan, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Xiaobo Qu, Griffith University, Australia
  • Xiaoduan Sun, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Louisiana – Lafayette, USA
  • Xiaolei Guo, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Xiaoliang Ma, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Xu Zhang, Xu Zhang Consultancy & Beijing Jiao Tong University, UK
  • Y.E. Ge, Dailan University of Technology, China
  • Yannis Tyrinopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
  • Yingyan Lou, University of Alabama, USA
  • Yu Jiang, The University of Hong Kong, HongKong
  • Yu Nie, Northwestern University, USA
  • Yves Boquet, Université de Bourgogne, France
  • Zhi-Chun Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Zhiwei WANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Publication Decisions: Editors should be accountable for everything published in their journals and must  strive to meet the needs of readers and authors. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be base on the editorial board’s reviews and paper’s importance.

Review of Manuscripts: The editor must  ensure  that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor, who may make use of appropriate means, to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards.

Fair Review: Editors should strive to ensure that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased and timely. The editor ensures that each manuscript received is evaluated on its intellectual content without regard to authors’ sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors should require reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.


Reporting Standards: Authors should precisely present their original research, as well as objectively discuss its significance. Manuscripts are to be edited in accordance with the submission guidelines of the articles. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality: Authors must certify that their work is unique and original.

Redundancy: Authors should not concurrently submit papers describing essentially the same research. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Author(s) should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have influenced their research.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited only to those who have made a significant contribution to conceiving, designing, executing and interpreting the submitted study. All those who have significantly contributed to the study should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should also ensure that all the authors and co-authors have seen and approved the final submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion as co-authors.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted paper, and must provide it for editorial review, upon request of the editor.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her submitted manuscript, the author must immediately notify the editor.


Confidentiality: Manuscript reviewers, the editor,  and the editorial staff must not disclose any information regarding submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are to be treated as privileged information. Editors should provide guidance to the reviewers on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts will be conducted objectively. The reviewers shall express their views clearly, with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Promptness: If a reviewer believes it is not possible for him/her to review the research reported in a manuscript within the designated guidelines, or within the stipulated time, he/she should notify the editor, so that the accurate and timely review can be ensured.

Conflict of Interest: All reviewers should have no conflict of interest concerning the research, the authors and the funding bodies.


Withdrawal: Papers published will be withdrawn if the author(s) noticed significant errors. Before accepting withdrawal request, editorial board and Editor-in-chief should talk with the author(s) sufficiently. If the paper was agreed to be withdrawn, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be removed.
  • The link in online publication site will be removed.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was withdrawn because of some technical errors).

Replacement: Papers published can be replaced if the author(s) send an updated paper. Before accepting replacement request, editorial board and Editor-in-chief should talk with the author(s) sufficiently, and at least three reviewers should check the advances. If the paper were agreed to be replaced, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be replaced.
  • The link in online publication site will be replaced.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was replaced because the author(s) sent an updated Contact editor if you want to check old version).
  • Old version should be kept separately, and if someone wants to check the old version, the editor can send the PDF to him/her.
  • Note that the replacement is acceptable only one time, and only for technical advances.

Removal: Papers published will be removed if reviewers, readers, librarians, publishers or other subjects noticed significant errors or plagiarism. Before removing a paper, editorial board and Editor-in-chief should talk with authors sufficiently and should provide enough time to have the authors’ explanation. If the paper was agreed to be removed, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be removed.
  • The link in online publication site will be removed.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was removed because of plagiarism).


Double Submission: If the double submission was found or noticed from other sources, the editorial board should check the status. If the double submission was confirmed as an intentional thing,

  • The review process will be terminated.
  • The reason should be sent to reviewers, editorial board and authors.
  • All authors’ name will be marked as blacklist, and these authors cannot submit any paper to all NADIA journals for three years.

Double Publication: If the double publication was found or noticed from other sources, the editorial board should check the status. If the double publication was confirmed as an intentional thing,

  • It will be reported to editorial board and author(s).
  • It will be sent to publisher published a same (or very similar) paper.
  • Paper will be removed according to the “Removal” part in Section 4.
  • All authors’ name will be marked as blacklist, and these authors cannot submit any paper to all NADIA journals for three years.

Plagiarism: If plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) was found or noticed from other sources, the editorial board should check the status. If the plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) was confirmed as an intentional thing,

  • It will be reported to the editorial board and authors.
  • It will be sent to publisher published a same or similar paper.
  • Paper will be removed according to the “Removal” part in Section 4.
  • All authors’ name will be marked as blacklist, and these authors cannot submit any paper to all NADIA journals for five years.

All the Editors, authors, and reviewers, within the NADIA agrees upon standards of proper ethical behaviour and accept the responsibility for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities, as set by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.

Reference: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).


  • Papers must be double-blind refereed according to the support society’s strict standards. Papers should preferably be sent to 3 referees (2 minimum) and must be amended according to their comments. If one referee accepts the paper and one rejects it, the decision of the third referee is final. Guest Editors should retain the referees’ reports until the paper has been published. The publisher reserves the right to re-referee and/or reject an accepted paper if the paper does not meet the criteria outlined in the review form or if the paper is in some other way deemed unsuitable.
  • Also, there should be a balance of papers internationally and topically, and account must be taken from  the status and credibility of the research centers from where the submitted papers are accepted and published.


It is not unusual for papers to be submitted that are based on conference papers, which may have been published elsewhere. These papers  require special care. It is important to observe the following in considering submissions based on those

  • If the original conference paper has been published elsewhere, or the copyright has been assigned to the conference organizers or another party, the Author is required  to ensure that he/she has cleared any necessary permission with the copyright owner in the original. Paper submitted to the journal will not be accepted unless such permissions have been obtained.
  • The submitted paper must be substantially revised, expanded and rewritten so that it is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based. The paper must be sufficiently different to make it a new, original work.  This is unlikely to be the case if less than 50% of the paper is clearly new. This is a matter of judgment that should be based on a comparison of the submitted paper with the original conference paper.
  • The paper must contain a statement fully acknowledging the original conference paper:

This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled [conference paper title] presented at [name, location and date of conference].


All accepted papers will be published online, and the electronic copy will be send to the author later. Authors should submit paper with about 10 to 18 pages by using online systems of respective journal.

Paper Format:


  • 2-3 months for invited authors to submit the first draft of their papers;
  • 1-2 months for the refereeing process and to inform the authors of the outcome of the refereeing process and of any changes requested by the referees.
  • 1 month for authors to resubmit the final manuscript of their papers after incorporating any changes requested by the referees.


1. Initial Screening

All submitted and invited papers should go through an initial screening process to screen  papers which are not suitable or has have different focus, papers which are marginal, weak papers, etc. Only relevant and of high quality  papers should be processed and sent to referees (we do not want to waste the time of the referees by sending poor or marginal papers to them). Send every paper which passes the initial screening process to be refereed by three experts.

2. Refereeing Process:

  • If two referees accept the paper, the paper is then considered for selection. However, if they accept the paper BUT the paper only scored marginal or just acceptable for Originality, Quality, Relevance, Presentation and Recommendation then the paper is not up to the standard of the journal and the editor should reject it.
  • If two referees reject the paper, the paper is rejected and the authors are informed.
  • If two referees disagree, then the third referee’s decision is final.

Editor-in-Chief may reject papers which have been rejected by referees but cannot send acceptance letters to authors until the selected papers for the special issue and their refereeing reports have all been reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief.


The Publisher reserves the right to make a final review, i.e. final acceptance of the papers is subject to this final review process which is a part of the publisher’s quality assurance process before publication.

The final manuscript of each selected paper should include:

  • Title of the paper, names of authors, their affiliations, complete addresses and e mail addresses.
  • The name, address, email address and fax number of the corresponding author to whom the proof of the typeset paper should go to for checking.
  • A brief abstract.
  • High quality and high resolution figures suitable for printing high quality figures in black and white.
  • Each paper must have the NADIA Author Agreement (Copyright form) completed by the author. If a paper has more than one author, the corresponding author must be responsible to sign the Copyright form.

If papers have been refereed and accepted and sent for typesetting, the authors have to abide by what they have written; no further changes are acceptable in:

  • Author’s details (e.g. adding more names or deleting names) or in their sequence
  • The content of the paper (except for typesetting corrections)

If authors wish to make changes to content, then the paper has to be withdrawn and must go back to be refereed as a new paper. If there is any dispute about authorship or intellectual property, the paper must be withdrawn completely from publication until the authors settle their legal claims. It is not the publisher’s responsibility to solve or interfere in any intellectual property dispute.


  • When the papers for the special issue are accepted by the final review process, the papers are processed for typesetting and all the succeeding publication processes will be conducted by the publisher.
  • The corresponding author of each paper will receive by email the proof of his/her paper to check. He/she must return the corrected proofs within seven days in order to avoid any delays in publishing the special issue. If the research society has not received a response by then, the research society will contact Guest Editors to help chase the author for a reply.
  • After having their corrections incorporated by the typesetter, the proofs will again be sent to authors to check and to ensure that all their corrections are included. It is the responsibility of authors to check and correct the proofs of their papers. Papers cannot be published until they are checked and approved by authors. And papers cannot be amended once they are published, except in very exceptional circumstances, so authors should take great care in approving the final version for publication.


The author/s will received a PDF file of their published paper. Hardcopies of journal issues may be purchased at a special price for authors. The Journal will also permit the Author to use the Article for non-commercial purposes after publication:

  1. Using the Article for further research and in courses that the Author is teaching provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication.
  2. Posting the Accepted Version (final post-acceptance manuscript version) on the author’s personal web pages or in an institutional repository maintained by the institution to which the Author is affiliated, provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication and upon condition that it shall not be accessible until after 4 months from NADIA publication date).
  3. Incorporating the Article content in other works by the Author, provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication.

In all cases, full acknowledgement in the form of a full citation must be given to the Journal as the original source of publication, together with a link to the Journal web page and/or DOI.


NADIA is a publisher that provides monthly publication of articles in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Healthcare and Education. Aims to foster innovative scientific research, eminent knowledge and become a prominent contributor to the research communities and societies. In all that we do, we work to ensure the widest possible access to the articles that we publish, to enhance the reputation of the author, the journal, its editor and editorial board, and the value that we add as publisher in both printed and online form. The transfer of copyright is standard practice in journal publishing. It also enables us to defend and enforce authors’ rights against plagiarism, copyright infringement, unauthorized use and, most important for authors’ professional reputation, breach of authors’ moral rights.

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This journal will also publish scientific news and views, reports, commentary, technical comments, research highlights, science and technology features and perspectives, business, book reviews, jobs, etc., at the discretion of Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. Authors are advised to cite proper and correct sources for news, research highlights, etc.


It is Journal policy to publish only original and unpublished research work therefore Journal does not wish to receive any papers on research work that has already been reported in parts or contains already published text, data, figures, tables or other illustrations or any copyright materials whatsoever that has been submitted or accepted for publication either in a journal or conference proceedings elsewhere in any form, in print or in electronic media. When submitting a manuscript, authors should make a full statement to the Editors that the research work contained in their manuscript is completely original and unpublished. If redundant or duplicate publication is attempted or occurs authors should expect immediate editorial action to be taken including prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. Submission of any manuscript that contains redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar research work violates the policies of this journal.


Research papers reporting animal or clinical studies should, where appropriate, contain a statement that they have been carried out with animal or human ethics committee approval. All scientific studies should be carried out in accordance with the relevant national and local guidelines. Each author(s) warrants that his or her research institution has fully approved the protocol for all scientific studies involving animals or humans and that all experiments of any kinds were conducted in compliance with ethical and humane principles of research after ethics committee approval.

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